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September 30, 2014, 9:10 AM

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eBay Inc:
eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015  —  American Express executive Dan Schulman joins PayPal immediately as President and CEO designee for PayPal post-separation  —  eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan to oversee separation …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
What the eBay Split Means for PayPal  —  PayPal hasn't aged so gracefully, but eBay's decision to spin it off next year could give it renewed life.  —  There are plenty of questions remaining about the plan to remake PayPal as its own public company, but one thing seems likely …
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deal Breached Rules  —  European Union Comments Outline Reasons Why it Opened an In-Depth Investigation  —  BRUSSELS—European Union regulators said Tuesday they believe that tax deals granted to Apple Inc. in Ireland constitute illegal state support for the U.S. company …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Apple Defends The Irish Tax Arrangement That Allegedly Saved It Billions Since The '90s  —  This is a photo of Apple's facility in Cork, Ireland, the structure that is the fruit of a deal cut between Apple founder Steve Jobs and the Irish government in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Apple:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17  —  Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Lauren Goode / Re/code:
Intel's Basis Takes Second Stab at Health Watch, With Peak  —  Another day, another new wrist-wearable in gadgetland.  But this one sounds ... pretty compelling.  —  Basis, the Intel-owned maker of a health-tracking watch called the B1 Band, is introducing a new high-quality wristwatch …
Giulio Minotti / Phonebloks Blog:
Project Ara to use modified Android L, allowing all but CPU, display modules to be hot-swapped  —  PROJECT ARA NEWS  —  Paul Eremenko recently announced interesting news on Project Ara.  The most significant concerns its market launch in early 2015.  The first fully functional prototype …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases patch for Shellshock vulnerability for OS X Mavericks, Lion, and Mountain Lion  —  Apple releases OS X bash update 1.0 addressing Shellshock vulnerability  —  Apple has just released a new download for users on OS X Mavericks to address the recently-discovered “Shellshock” bug.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case  —  In the music industry's second big legal victory in a week, a federal judge in New York ruled on Monday that Grooveshark, an online music service long vilified by the major record companies, infringed on thousands of their copyrights.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad  —  The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Bug in iOS 8's “Reset All Settings” appears to be erasing all iWork documents in iCloud Drive  —  Bug in iOS 8's ‘Reset All Settings’ Option Also Erases iCloud Drive Documents  —  It appears that there may be a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8 …
New York Times:
With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel, Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood  —  In a first deal of its kind, Netflix and the Weinstein Company said Monday that they planned to release next year's sequel to the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously across the globe on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP adds to its Windows Stream line, with laptops from $200, tablets from $100, available November  —  Hewlett-Packard reveals HP Stream series of skinny laptops and tablets  —  Hewlett-Packard is stretching the limits of design with the announcement today of the colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple developing iOS 8.1, 8.2, & 8.3 in shift for 2015 launches  —  Starting with iOS 5 in 2011, Apple has released a major new iOS version each fall and a notable follow-up update early in the following year.  For example, iOS 6 launched in September 2012 and was updated to iOS 6.1 in January …

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